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Herk, Gerard Van

What Is Sociolinguistics?

Herk, Gerard Van - What Is Sociolinguistics?, ebook

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What is Sociolinguistics? is a tour through the major issues that define the field, such as region, status, gender, time, language attitudes, interaction, and style, while also exploring the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education, all introduced with excitement, humor, and deep knowledge.
  • Explores the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education
  • Provides useful and clear learning features including numerous innovative exercises and project ideas, spotlighted research readings, glossary terms, chapter summaries, and text boxes
  • The Companion Website for Instructors (www.wiley.com/go/vanherkprofs) has PowerPoint slides for each chapter with suggestions for framing class discussions and exercises, further examples on concepts discussed in the book, tips on additional readings to bring in, and ready-to-go slides for class presentation.

  • The Companion Website for Students (www.wiley.com/go/vanherk)includes links for every chapter from standard sociolinguistic tools to links designed to spark discussion relevant to each chapter, including video clips, oral histories, articles, and more.

Keywords: Multilingualism, language contact, interaction, gender, linguistics, dialect, applied, class, labov

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Linguistics in the World
Page amount
296 pages
Category
Languages
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781444356960
Printed ISBN
9781444356953

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